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Mega Pharma.....

So here goes my first attempt to “blog” I have thought about it numerous times but was just not compelled enough to venture into this new world.

Well the news of recent days in the industry I specialize in, the pharmaceutical / biotechnology industry has compelled me to try.

The economic climate and merger as a solution mentality has now created what I am terming Mega Pharma. These new companies will be too big to be simply be called big pharma.

Will these new… Continue

Added by Denise Milano Sprung on March 10, 2009 at 8:22pm — 6 Comments

Are you wondering where the jobs are at?

In this economy, you have almost every major giant company out there putting a hard stop on bringing in new blood. Of course all the headlines are reading "cutbacks", "layoffs", "hiring freeze", you name it.

Inevitably, the job seeker is feeling motivationaly pumped out and is left wondering what is next.

What we are seeing in this downturn is a newer appreciation for us "headhunters" as we are the ones holding the cards. We have been seen as the last resort for most… Continue

Added by Jennifer Loesch on March 10, 2009 at 8:07pm — 2 Comments

Help with placing LEGAL Candidate


I am not asking for a split it is just a favor I have a friend of a friend in the bay area (Oakland) who has an interesting legal background with a JD who would like to leave her contract position for a full time position. Here is her resume if you email me I will connect you. I do only medical but would love to see her get a non contract position. She is an outstanding candidate very educated and professional.



John F.… Continue

Added by Heather Phillips C.A.C. CIR on March 10, 2009 at 2:13pm — No Comments

We? Is There a Mouse in Your Pocket?

One of my biggest pet peeves and one of the biggest interviewing faux pauxs that people make is using the word "we" in an interview. As in, "Well, what WE did was build the models using SAS." We? Is there a mouse in your pocket or something? What's this we crap? I am not interviewing your company or your team, I am interviewing YOU. I want to know what YOU do. How is an interviewer to decipher between what YOU do and what your co-workers did if you keep using the term "we"? An interview is… Continue

Added by See_Jane_Recruit on March 10, 2009 at 12:04pm — 9 Comments

March 10, 2009

Tutorial Tuesday: The Unkown Cybersleuth

Somewhere between the recursive nature of Google and "Who Killed Cock-Robin" I had an idea for a custom search engine.

Hmmm...What was I thinking?

Bonus Track

In conversation with Steve Levy, Rayanne reminds us that "one is the loneliest number."

Read today's post here...… Continue

Added by Amitai Givertz on March 10, 2009 at 9:00am — No Comments

Aquaman Cast Away and Shag Carpet

Saturday mornings in the 70’s I’d watch the Superfriends. As soon as American Bandstand came on, I sprang outside and fled away on my Huffy bike. Back then the air was crisp, sky was blue, streets were safe, rock music was played and you didn’t have to wear bike helmets. Life was good.

Then a recession hit. Bam! Gas prices were high. Iran was the enemy. Jobs were lost, and the Carter administration was taking all the heat.

Things went from bad to worse. So bad, they… Continue

Added by Michael Glenn on March 9, 2009 at 4:48pm — 6 Comments

Meet mJob, Free Mobile Recruiting White Paper

I’ve been intrigued by mobile since I bought my first Palm back in 2003 and always thought the ability to have the Web in your hand, always on, at all times, was bound to be an idea and technology that would take off.

It was merely a question of time. And since smarter people than me agree that now is that time, we took the jump. If you’re not a Facebook fan or on our e-mail list, it’s news to you. We’ve recently soft-launched our latest venture,… Continue

Added by Joel Cheesman on March 9, 2009 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Hiring in this economy? Onboarding is essential

"Moving into a new job is among the toughest career challenges you'll face." George Bradt

In a 30 minute Career Transition Channel podcast on Total Picture Radio, George Bradt, founder and managing director of PrimeGenesis, reports, "Between 40% and 50% of newly hired executives fail within 18 months. Many, many more new employees simply fail to distinguish themselves."

George wrote the book on onboarding: The… Continue

Added by Peter Clayton on March 9, 2009 at 2:15pm — No Comments

Exploring the option of 10 month employees for certain areas in nursing in a hospital setting. Need Feedback

I am exploring the option of 10 month employees for certain areas in nursing in a hospital setting and would appreciate any experience and/or feedback you may have...

1) Other hospitals that are doing the 10 month for employees

2) The implications from a benefit standpoint (ie. healthcare, PTO accrual,etc.)

3) Budget perspectives

4) Hours and times of these employees

Thank you.

Added by Germaine on March 9, 2009 at 1:45pm — 1 Comment

Is your organization ensuring a positive candidate experience?

Is your organization ensuring a positive candidate experience?

Anyone who knows me professionally knows that I believe one of the most important aspects of any recruitment program is a positive candidate experience. For over 15 years I’ve watched both agency and corporate Recruiters act dismissive and even disrespectful towards candidates who may not be a fit for the req sitting in front of them despite the fact that the candidate who they do not move forward with can be their best… Continue

Added by Mike Astringer on March 9, 2009 at 11:32am — No Comments

March 9, 2009

Mendoza's Monday Member Showcase

This week a particularly delightful portrait of a particularly delightful human being.

So you think you know Claudia, huh? Meet Claudia Faust, "Pearls of Wisdom Delivered Not Only on Wednesdays"

Bonus Track

Rayanne concedes that managing data is easier than managing dolts, dimwits, divas and… Continue

Added by Amitai Givertz on March 9, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

No thanks, I'm just not that nice...

Piggybacking off of Steve's post about undermining your career I feel inspired to delve a little deeper into the topic of when enough is enough. By way of a little setup, I'm notorious for my inability to say no...

About four or five weeks ago I had a gentleman walk into the lobby in my office requesting to meet with somebody in HR or recruiting. The receptionist dialed my extension and I was promptly connected with him. He stated that he was working on a class project and needed no… Continue

Added by Gino Conti on March 9, 2009 at 11:12am — 2 Comments

Stop undermining your career!

I wondering how many recruiters are doing three or more of these things right now...

Added by Steve Levy on March 9, 2009 at 10:03am — 3 Comments

Loving McNuggets

Perhaps you missed this story last week; a women who really loves her Chicken McNuggets called 911 - three times - when her local Micky Dees ran out of them and she couldn't get a refund from the manager.

Of course, it sent my mind wondering if there was a parallel to recruiting - of course there is, there's always a connection between anything and recruiting.

What do you do when your recruiting McNuggets run out? Do you… Continue

Added by Steve Levy on March 9, 2009 at 9:58am — 7 Comments

When is the time of your career?

I remember growing up wanting to be like my heroes on the sporting field, I wanted to play AFL footy for Carlton, and of course play cricket for Australia, unfortunately I learned quite early I lacked one important ingredient to be successful in these fields.. Talent.

There was always hope though of course growing up, if I could practice that little bit more,… Continue

Added by Dan Nuroo on March 9, 2009 at 9:26am — 2 Comments

Candidate Prep Helps in Tough Market

In this tough employment market, the ratio of applicant to job opportunities is greater than ever. As a professional recruiter, what can you do to increase your chances? Ensure your candidate’s resume is up to date and prepare your candidates before sending them out. A good candidate preparation can help ensure your candidate gets a fair chance to showcase his/her skills.

“All things being equal, the technical skills are the same — it’s usually the person with more forthright… Continue

Added by Moshin Manji on March 9, 2009 at 5:09am — No Comments

A Return To What Matters Most

A Return To What Matters Most.....

Yes. There is a lot to be thankful for these days. I still have a job and can try to help others get a new job or better job. This is the power that I still have being employed in an industry I love-Recruiting & HR Consulting.

Looking back on the past year I felt myself want to fly forward as this new year came upon me. In March I have to look at the challenges ahead and realize it is… Continue

Added by Mike Rasmussen on March 9, 2009 at 12:30am — No Comments

Expert Recruiters Needed

I need a few Expert Recruiters to give advice and tips, host groups and blog on my Social Community . If you are intrested or want more information please email me at

Added by Simone Yard on March 8, 2009 at 5:06pm — No Comments

A Fresh Approach To Job Order Leads

Every day, recruiters nationwide use job boards to prospect for new business leads. But searching job boards manually is a tedious process. As more searches are performed, an increasing amount of duplicate companies are encountered, and the process becomes increasingly inefficient. Ultimately, it becomes too labor intensive and time-consuming, and the project is often scrapped.

Evergreen Interactive has solved this problem. We have automated the process of searching job boards for… Continue

Added by Brendan Delaney on March 7, 2009 at 3:21pm — No Comments

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